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avatar James M. Dorsey
Dr. James M. Dorsey, a non-resident Senior Associate at the BESA Center, is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture.

ARTICLES BY: James M. Dorsey


January 17, 2018 1:49 pm
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Iranian Protests Reveal Leadership Fault Lines in the Muslim World

The responses by major Sunni Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the recent anti-government protests in Iran demonstrated that none of...

January 11, 2018 1:10 pm
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US-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Middle East Barometer?

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was perhaps most challenging for the Saudis, who, as custodians of Islam’s two holiest cities,...

January 3, 2018 1:34 pm
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Iranian Protests Raise Tricky Questions for US and Saudi Policymakers

If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s checkered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him to embark on yet...

January 2, 2018 9:56 am
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Betting on the Wrong Horse? US — and Iranian Hardliners — Spin Anti-Government Protests

For Iranian hardliners, the joker in the pack is what US President Donald  Trump decides to do with the 2015 international agreement that put curbs...

December 5, 2017 6:04 pm
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Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gamble Might Pay Off

Broad international support for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri following his speech from Riyadh in which he denounced Hezbollah as an Iranian proxy wreaking havoc...

November 15, 2017 5:18 pm
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Should the West Use Covert Warfare Against Iran?

In the shadowy world of covert proxy wars, Iran is taking center stage -- both as a target and as a player. In the latest signal of escalating...

November 14, 2017 1:24 pm
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As Saudi Arabia Reels, the Middle East Will Only Get Worse

As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy war is heating...

November 8, 2017 2:57 pm
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Saudi Crackdown Raises Specter of Wider Dissent

Saudi Prince Muhammad has dismissed and/or detained 11 princes, various senior government officials, top military officers and an unidentified number of prominent businessmen largely linked to...

November 2, 2017 1:51 pm
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Kurds Could Be Key US Ally in Anti-Iran Efforts

Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, in his first comment on the military rout of his Peshmerga forces, vowed that the overwhelming vote for Kurdish independence in...

September 29, 2017 10:26 am
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Signs of Hope in the Middle East? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife and debilitating regional rivalries: the...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

World

European Union Leader Warns Poland Must Stop Antisemitic Remarks

Poland's ruling party must do everything it can to stop antisemitic remarks that are hurting Poland's standing in the world and putting its interests at risk, European Council President Donald...

Israel

Israeli Military: Tear Gas May Have Caused Palestinian’s Death in Cus...

The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say...

Middle East

Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques

JNS.org - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call to prayer “coming from all directions”...

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